Society | December 10, 2001, Monday // 00:00

The Swedish Ambassador to Bulgaria Sten Ask announced that two Bulgarian students will be awarded the mini Nobel Prizes for 2001. The mini Nobel Pize is unique for Bulgaria and will be awarded for the third year in a row by the Swedish Embassy. The Swedish Embassy will give the prizes to the students on December 14 at a special ceremony. Svilen Spassov, student in the Business Administration department of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” will receive the economy prize. The student Vanya Vulcheva will be awarded the chemistry mini Nobel prize. The Swedish companies Scania and Sandvik will provide the winners with the necessary funds for a learning trip to Sweden while Cisco systems will cover their free education in one of the network academies in the country. This year the Nobel prize marks its tenth anniversary. “One hundred years after the first Nobel prize has been awarded, Nobel’s spirit is more inspiring than ever. The Nobel awards present huge possibilities for research, and finding new ways for poverty reduction and economic development.”

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